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1316 King Louis X of France died.
1723 Economist Adam Smith was born.
1783 The Montgolfier Brothers gave the first public demonstration of their hot-air balloon.
1794 The U.S. Congress prohibited citizens from serving in foreign armed forces.
1806 The Batavian Republic became the Kingdom of Holland.
1849 Denmark became a constitutional monarchy.
1850 "Wild West" figure Pat Garrett was born.
1883 Economist John Maynard Keynes was born.
1887 Anthropologist Ruth Benedict was born.
1900 Author Stephen Crane died.
1910 Author O. Henry died.
1922 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that unions are liable for damage or injury caused during strikes.
1929 Adolph Coors, founder of Coors Brewery, died.
1942 The United States declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
1945 The "Big Four" formally stripped Germany of all lands conquered and occupied during World War II.
1946 Businessman George A. Hormel died.
1947 U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall described the Marshall Plan.
1953 Tennis player Bill Tilden died.
1957 The first grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman, Clifton Truman Daniel, was born.
1967 Israel launched simultaneous attacks on Egypt and Syria.
1971 Actor Mark Wahlberg was born.
1993 Singer Conway Twitty died.
1998 Actress Jeannette Nolan died.
1999 Singer Mel Tormé died.
2004 Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, died.
2012 Author Ray Bradbury died.
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